Tim Ashkar is primarily a self-taught artist. Through out 1978, Ashkar had the honor of studying art under Judith Serbaroli, the daughter of the also renowned Italian artist Hector Serbaroli. "The education I received from Judith was in the classical tradition, with the belief that one paints intelligently and honestly, leaving one’s inner feelings a subconscious attribute" Ashkar says. During that time he learned the technique of painting called alla prima.
Ashkar is best known for creating the classic painting "The Beauty of Color", created in 1992, published and distributed as Open-Edition Prints by Haddad's Fine Arts in 1993.